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post #1 of 3 Old 04-17-2008, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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How to cinch down tank bag

I'm having trouble figuring out a way to cinch down my tank bag. I have a Nelson Riggs Silver Streak strap model.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GRRWNK?...0&linkCode=asn

It has two straps in front and one in back by the seat. I have no trouble with the strap by the seat, but I can't seem to find a good way to strap it in in front, the way I have it allows the bag so slide to the right or left quite a bit in the wind.

Anyone have any good ideas that work good for this?

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-18-2008, 07:14 AM
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Does it have just the 'loop' strap up front? My Cortech had a similar loop, which I cut in the middle, essentially giving me two front straps. I melted the cut ends to prevent fraying, then ran them back to the buckles, now creating two loops - a right and left.

I looped the straps around those horizontal struts down in the fairing, near the tank. That seems to keep things pretty steady.

I can try to get some pix if you need a visual.

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I use Velcro to attach to front clips for the bag and loop a strap around the center post. http://picasaweb.google.com/bobosmit...10795458723858 The strap under the seat is attached with Velcro on the tank. When the bag isn't connected, I turn it around so it's tucked under the seat. http://picasaweb.google.com/bobosmit...03016357691410

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